Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 123--126

Has spectral-domain optical coherence tomography retinal nerve fiber layer assessment become the method of choice for glaucoma evaluation in clinical practice?


Vivekanand Undrakonda1, Sarita Gonsalves2, Shailaja S Bhat3 
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Father Muller's Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sarita Gonsalves
Department of Ophthalmology, Father Muller's Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the role of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) as a method of choice for early glaucoma diagnosis in glaucoma suspects. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cross-sectional study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After a comprehensive ophthalmic examination and visual field analysis, 20 patients were included in each of the three groups: Normal group, possible glaucoma, definitive glaucoma, respectively. The optic nerve head (ONH) and peripapillary retinal nerve fiber layer parameters of participants were analyzed using SD-OCT optic disc cube protocol scans. Data was analyzed using one-way analysis of variance test. RESULTS: ONH RNFL defects in possible glaucoma patients were frequently found in superior, inferior, and temporal quadrants. CONCLUSION: Diagnostic capability of SD-OCT parameters for detection of structural changes in the ONH and retinal nerve fiber layer differed in three groups significantly. Hence, using SD-OCT has become an imperative and quick way of timely diagnosis of glaucoma in private practice.


How to cite this article:
Undrakonda V, Gonsalves S, Bhat SS. Has spectral-domain optical coherence tomography retinal nerve fiber layer assessment become the method of choice for glaucoma evaluation in clinical practice?.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol 2019;26:123-126


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Undrakonda V, Gonsalves S, Bhat SS. Has spectral-domain optical coherence tomography retinal nerve fiber layer assessment become the method of choice for glaucoma evaluation in clinical practice?. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 21 ];26:123-126
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